New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Jay Webber tonight announced the nomination of Bill Palatucci of Westfield as New Jersey Republican National Committeeman.
A longtime friend, ally and mentor of Gov. Chris Christie, Palatucci will David Norcross, the state’s Republican National Committeeman for nearly 30 years.
“David Norcross has played an integral role in the success of not only the New Jersey Republican State Committee, but also as our National Committeeman with the RNC. While David’s involvement will surely be missed, he has left an indelible mark on our Party, ” Webber said in a release. “As much as we will miss David, Bill Palatucci will do a fine job as he steps into David’s shoes as our National Committeeman. Bill brings a tremendous wealth of experience to this role and will be a great success. I look forward to working with him.”
Palatucci served as campaign manager in New Jersey for President Ronald Reagan, President George H. W. Bush and Governor Tom Kean.
He was senior advisor to the New Jersey Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign, and a consultant for the campaigns of Christine Todd Whitman, New York Congresswoman Sue Kelly, Attorney General Cary Edwards and Bergen County Executive Pat Schuber.
Palatucci is senior vice-president and general counsel for public affairs at Community Education Centers, Inc.